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Hummel Tour - SwitzerlandMobility Route 970

Mountain Bike · Canton of Schwyz
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Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Traumhaufte Aussicht auf den grössten Stausee der Schweiz.
    / Traumhaufte Aussicht auf den grössten Stausee der Schweiz.
    Photo: Einsiedeln-Ybrig-Zürichsee AG
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    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Blick ins Hochtal von Einsiedeln
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Sihlsee Richtung Einsiedeln
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Sihlsee Richtung Einsiedeln
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
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    Photo: Einsiedeln-Ybrig-Zürichsee AG
  • / Hummel mit Grosser Mythen im Hintergrund
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
ft 4500 4000 3500 3000 2500 20 15 10 5 mi Kloster Einsiedeln Tourist Office Einsiedeln Bahnhof Einsiedeln

The Hummel tour offers a wealth of fine views. Much of the route follows that of the Einsiedeln Iron Bike Race held every September.
moderate
36.9 km
4:02 h
841 m
841 m

From the railway station we ride to the abbey and then along the main road in the direction of Gross. At the Steinbach restaurant we bear right of the small viaduct over Lake Sihl and follow the side road across the Ahorenweid pasture to Rütirank. From here, it is less than one kilometre before the ascent through Schräwald forest. After climbing the first three kilometres on asphalt, there is an interesting, relatively flat stretch of about five kilometres to Unterer Hummel.

From here you can enjoy magnificent views of Lakes Sihl, Zurich, Pfäffikon and Greifen. On a clear day, you can even see as far as the Black Forest. After the long ascent to Hummel, there is a rapid descent towards Gross. At the crossroads (bridge) before the Steinauer sawmill, we turn left and arrive, after one kilometre, at Chälen.

Here we bear left and leave the road, then after a good ten minutes we reach Chüeboden. This is followed by the final descent to Eigen; the gentle descent back to Einsiedeln is via Trachslau and the Au Convent. As an alternative, it is possible to return directly to Einsiedeln from Chälen via Wäni.

Author’s recommendation

  • Einsiedeln Monastery
  • Goldapfel Gingerbread Museum
  • Bethlehem Diorama
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Author
Schwyz Tourismus 
Updated: July 08, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Räss Eggen, 1329 m
Lowest point
881 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Café-Restaurant Tändli
Restaurant Zunfthaus Bären und Bäckerei Schefer
Restaurant St. Georg
Restaurant Walhalla

Safety information

The route is waymarked in one direction only: Einsiedeln - Unteriberg - Unter Hummel - Trachslau - Einsiedeln.

Tips, hints and links

The Hummel tour is accessible by e-bike.

Start

Einsiedeln (909 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.128709, 8.754374
DMS
47°07'43.4"N 8°45'15.7"E
UTM
32T 481371 5219496
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Destination

Einsiedeln

Turn-by-turn directions

Einsiedeln – Unteriberg – Unter Hummel – Trachslau – Einsiedeln

Note

Nature protection area Ibergeregg: December 01 - March 31
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Public transport

Public transport friendly

The Swiss Federal Railways and Südostbahn railway company (SOB) run a half-hourly service between to Einsiedeln from Zurich. An hourly service to Einsiedeln is provided by the Voralpen Express railway company, which runs between Romanshorn in eastern Switzerland and the Lucerne conurbation.

Getting there

Einsiedeln is 40 km from Zurich and 55 km from Lucerne. The drive from the Richterswil or Schindellegi exits of the A3 Zurich – Chur motorway to Einsiedeln takes 15 minutes.

Parking

Parking is available at Brüel AG and the MM Center Einsiedeln, as well as many other places. All are chargeable.

Coordinates

DD
47.128709, 8.754374
DMS
47°07'43.4"N 8°45'15.7"E
UTM
32T 481371 5219496
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
36.9 km
Duration
4:02h
Ascent
841 m
Descent
841 m
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